Both Lyon and Nice are currently enjoying the comforts of mid-table in the Ligue 1. Both teams will be eager to make a push for an even stronger position, when going toe-to-toe on Friday. Nice lost 2-0 against Lyon in their latest encounter. This served as pay back for the 3-2 defeat, Nice handed out in the match before.
The two teams enter the match at Groupama Stadium with just a single point separating them in the Ligue 1 standings.
The last time Lyon played Nice, they booked three points to their account and look well primed to secure another win on Friday.
Lyon only average a modest 1.3 goals per game in their last ten matches in this tournament, in which they scored 13 goals. They also conceded 13 for an average of 1.3 per game. They kept their opponents from scoring two times.
Nice managed a bearable 12 goals from their past ten games, creating an average of 1.2 goals per game. They conceded ten goals in total, and while claiming two clean sheets, they conceded one goals an average per game.
Lyon vs Nice Prediction
Lyon are looking to bounce back from a recent setback and get back to winning ways. In their last three matches, they first took out Montpellier by 1-2, before beating Lille by 1-0. The winning streak came to an end against Marseille, who ran out 1-0 winners. Lyon won four of their last six Ligue 1 matches on home soil, while drawing once and losing once. They conceded four and scored 13 goals.
Nice look in good shape before their upcoming match as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last three matches, they first beat Lorient by 1-2, before drawing 2-2 with FC Koln. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Brest by a 1-0 scoreline. Nice managed a decent return of three wins in their last six Ligue 1 away matches, in which they scored seven while also conceding six times. They also experienced one draw and two defeats.
In a season where everything simply clicks, Nice might even reach the upper third of the table but right now, they are on course for a solid mid-table finish.
It seems both Nice and Lyon have some issues concerning their defence, as they seem to find themselves on the receiving end a bit too often lately. We believe the trend continues this coming Friday, and we are rooting for goals.
Lyon have taken three points from their last seven games against teams from the top half of the Ligue 1 table. They won one of these matches with a scoreline of five goals to 11. Nice took six points from their last six games against teams from the top half of the Ligue 1 table. They won two, scored five goals and conceded nine.
Lyon claimed six wins, two draws as well as six defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Nice enjoy a record of five wins, four draws and five defeats in the Ligue 1.
Lyon vs Nice Stats
- Lyon have scored in 15 of the last 17 home matches
- Lyon have not lost 11 of the last 13 home matches
- Lyon have scored in 13 of the last 15 matches
- Lyon have conceded in 12 of the last 14 matches
- Lyon have won 6 of the last 8 home matches
- In the last 6 matches in a row Nice played, both teams scored
- Nice have conceded in 13 of the last 15 matches
- Nice have scored in 11 of the last 12 matches
- Nice have conceded in 11 of the last 13 away matches
- Nice have scored in the last 7 away matches in a row
Lyon vs Nice Team News
At the time of writing, it looks as if only two players are unavailable for Lyon, when they prepare for their upcoming assignment.
Corentin Tolisso and Julian Pollersbeck are missing from the squad, Lyon will field against Nicethis coming Friday.
Nice just have a single unavailable player for squad selection, when facing Lyon at the Groupama Stadium.
Marcin Bulka won't be travelling with Nice this time, as he nurses an injury.
Lyon vs Nice H2H
Lyon triumphed in a 2-0 win against Nice, the last time they faced off. However, Nice secured a 3-2 win in the match before that. Lyon won five times, while Nice won five times of their last ten encounters, meaning not a single one of these ended in a stalemate. The home win gets you odds at 1.70 with the bookmakers, while the best betting odds on the visitors at full-time are at 4.33.
Lyon vs Nice Results
Under 2.5 goals came out a winning bet only three times in ten matches between Lyon and Nice. Over 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 1.72 with the bookies this coming Friday.
Lyon vs Nice Betting Tips
When looking for in-form players to find the target, there are some interesting names popping up in both teams. Alexandre Lacazette brings great form to the table, as he is now on four goals in six games. Surely, Lyon will start him against Nice, who also have some appealing names to consider. Not least Gaetan Laborde, who notched up three goals in his past six games.
In their last 10 matches at Groupama Stadium across all tournaments Lyon won seven times, drew one and lost two times. Nice claimed four wins, three draw and three defeats in their last 10 games away. Goals are flowing freely for Lyon on home soil currently, as both teams scored in seven of their last 10 matches here. Both teams were also on target six times in Nice''s last 10 league games away from home.
Over 3.5 goals came out five times in the past ten encounters between Lyon and Nice, with the former on an average of 2.1 goals a game. Nice scored 1.4 goals per game and both teams scored six times in this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Lyon’s last ten matches across the tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.3 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 1.5 times in those matches.